Singer Carnie Wilson has urged Alec Baldwin to think before he speaks to save his career after he was accused of using homophobic language during a fight with a paparazzo outside his New York home last week (ends15Nov13).
The former 30 Rock star has become a fixture in the headlines after clashing with multiple members of the press in recent days, but one furious rant landed him in trouble with gay rights campaigners after he allegedly branded a snapper a "f**got".
The high-profile incidents prompted bosses at America's Msnbc network to suspend his Tv series Up Late for two weeks, and Baldwin has since defended himself in a candid blog post, insisting he never used the offensive slur after learning his lesson during a previous fight with a tabloid reporter, who he had referred to as a "toxic queen".
Now Wilson, whose close friend and Wilson Phillips bandmate Chynna Phillips is married to Baldwin's brother, William, has weighed in on the controversy, insisting the hot-tempered actor needs to watch what he says if he wants to keep working in the entertainment industry.
Speaking as a guest co-host on U.S. daytime show The Talk on Monday (18Nov13), she said, "I know this family very well. This man just has no control over what comes out of his mouth. I don't think he cares, to be honest with you.
"He's this wonderful actor, and he keeps getting hired, but gosh, I wonder if people are gonna keep hiring him if he keeps offending people. It's just not right."
Baldwin claims he was only defending his wife Hilaria and baby daughter Carmen during the incident with the paparazzo after he got a little too close for comfort as they tried to leave their home.